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« Reply #75 on: June 16, 2017, 04:18:59 AM »

Because her father was so very aware of his lineage and connections, they had a lot more exposure to the European cousins post-WWI than the British royals tended to.  Louis used to be sure to visit his first cousin (and first cousin one removed) Victoria Eugenia of Spain; Edwina paid a stipend to uncle Franz Josef of Battenberg's widow until she died.  What an incredible life both Mountbatten daughters had.  At least Pamela has written about some of it.  I wonder if Patricia did as well, for posthumous publication?
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« Reply #76 on: June 20, 2017, 01:09:32 AM »

Pamela Mountbatten has written two books about her life at Viceregal Lodge in New Delhi, which are quite evocative of the events happening at the time of independence, if you don't mind viewing it through the prism of British imperialism.  The Lodge was at least as big as Buckingham Palace with over 300 rooms and a Moghul garden, which I think still exists today.  Pamela is quite frank about her mother's relationships both with Mountbatten and Nehru, but not so forthcoming about her father's personal life.  One thing I learned that I didn't know before, was the extent to which Edwina assisted Mountbatten in his job preparing for independence.  When you see Edwina dressed in her finery & jewels (she came from an extremely rich family), you might not think that she was a hard worker, but apparently, did work hard and at times, even went to some dangerous areas as part of her work.  I highly recommend these two books for anyone interested in India at the end of the British Raj.

Daughter of Empire:  My Life as a Mountbatten, by Pamela Mountbatten; and

India Remembered, by Pamela Mountbatten and India Hicks.
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« Reply #77 on: June 20, 2017, 11:00:29 AM »

Pamela Mountbatten has written two books about her life at Viceregal Lodge in New Delhi, which are quite evocative of the events happening at the time of independence, if you don't mind viewing it through the prism of British imperialism.  The Lodge was at least as big as Buckingham Palace with over 300 rooms and a Moghul garden, which I think still exists today.  Pamela is quite frank about her mother's relationships both with Mountbatten and Nehru, but not so forthcoming about her father's personal life.  One thing I learned that I didn't know before, was the extent to which Edwina assisted Mountbatten in his job preparing for independence.  When you see Edwina dressed in her finery & jewels (she came from an extremely rich family), you might not think that she was a hard worker, but apparently, did work hard and at times, even went to some dangerous areas as part of her work.  I highly recommend these two books for anyone interested in India at the end of the British Raj.

Daughter of Empire:  My Life as a Mountbatten, by Pamela Mountbatten; and

India Remembered, by Pamela Mountbatten and India Hicks.

Thank you for the recommondation!
Amazing how open she's been about personal affairs of her parents, cosidering how hush they can be.
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« Reply #78 on: August 31, 2017, 12:13:42 PM »

 Queen Louise of Sweden was an interesting queen.
Not quite like the others . Smiley
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Mountbatten


Here she is on the subway with husband Gustaf VI Adolf.


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« Reply #79 on: March 01, 2019, 10:22:08 PM »

Lord Louis Mountbatten liked Grand Duchess Marie Nikolaevna of Russia. Lord Louis wrote "I was determined to marry her. You could not imagine anyone more beautiful than she was!"     
http://www.theromanovfami...aria-nikolaevna-of-russia
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« Reply #80 on: March 03, 2019, 09:37:34 PM »

Lord Louis Mountbatten liked Grand Duchess Marie Nikolaevna of Russia. Lord Louis wrote "I was determined to marry her. You could not imagine anyone more beautiful than she was!"     
http://www.theromanovfami...aria-nikolaevna-of-russia

Interesting piece,  thank you
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« Reply #81 on: March 03, 2019, 10:57:00 PM »

Lord Louis Mountbatten liked Grand Duchess Marie Nikolaevna of Russia. Lord Louis wrote "I was determined to marry her. You could not imagine anyone more beautiful than she was!"      
http://www.theromanovfami...aria-nikolaevna-of-russia

A little bit OT, but since you brought it up: Maria was a really homely girl, who dreamed of marrying and having many children.

Sadly this never happened.

And she was most likely a carrier of the haemophilia gene (supposedly the only one of the four sisters). There's a story of her having removed her tonsils and bleeding more than would be normal through the operation. Her mother had to urge the doctor to continue.
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« Reply #82 on: March 04, 2019, 01:17:19 AM »

Lord Louis Mountbatten liked Grand Duchess Marie Nikolaevna of Russia. Lord Louis wrote "I was determined to marry her. You could not imagine anyone more beautiful than she was!"     
http://www.theromanovfami...aria-nikolaevna-of-russia

Interesting piece,  thank you
     
 
Principessa, Thank you.   
Lord Louis would not have been allowed to wed Grand Duchess Marie because they were first cousins.
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« Reply #83 on: March 04, 2019, 02:01:59 AM »

The shocking love triangle between Lord Louis Mountbatten, his wife, and the founder of modern India   
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1216186
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« Reply #84 on: March 04, 2019, 10:33:31 AM »

Lord Louis Mountbatten liked Grand Duchess Marie Nikolaevna of Russia. Lord Louis wrote "I was determined to marry her. You could not imagine anyone more beautiful than she was!"     
http://www.theromanovfami...aria-nikolaevna-of-russia

Interesting piece,  thank you
     
 
Principessa, Thank you.   
Lord Louis would not have been allowed to wed Grand Duchess Marie because they were first cousins.

I have heard before that especially the Romanovs had a policy of forbidding marriages between 1st cousins. But based on heard stories and such they weren't always faithfully to this.

For example:
Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia was the 4th daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia and Duchess Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg. She married her first cousin Crown Prince Wilhelm who eventually became King Wilhelm I of Württemberg in 1816.

Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna of Russia was the eighth child and sixth daughter of Paul I of Russia and Empress Maria Feodorovna (born Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg). She married the Prince of Orange, who would later become King Willem II of the Netherlands. Anna's son prince Willem, who would become King Willem III, married his 1st cousin princess Sophie of Württemberg (as his 1st wife). Sophie was the daughter of King Wilhelm I of Württemberg and Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia.

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« Reply #85 on: March 04, 2019, 11:50:12 AM »

Lord Louis Mountbatten liked Grand Duchess Marie Nikolaevna of Russia. Lord Louis wrote "I was determined to marry her. You could not imagine anyone more beautiful than she was!"      
http://www.theromanovfami...aria-nikolaevna-of-russia

Interesting piece,  thank you
     
 
Principessa, Thank you.    
Lord Louis would not have been allowed to wed Grand Duchess Marie because they were first cousins.

I have heard before that especially the Romanovs had a policy of forbidding marriages between 1st cousins. But based on heard stories and such they weren't always faithfully to this.

For example:
Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia was the 4th daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia and Duchess Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg. She married her first cousin Crown Prince Wilhelm who eventually became King Wilhelm I of Württemberg in 1816.

Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna of Russia was the eighth child and sixth daughter of Paul I of Russia and Empress Maria Feodorovna (born Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg). She married the Prince of Orange, who would later become King Willem II of the Netherlands. Anna's son prince Willem, who would become King Willem III, married his 1st cousin princess Sophie of Württemberg (as his 1st wife). Sophie was the daughter of King Wilhelm I of Württemberg and Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia.



It wasn't the Romanovs themselves, who forbade 1st cousin marriages. It's the (Russian) Orthodox Church which forbads it.

That's why, when Nicholas II consented to the marriage of Grand Duke Kyrill and Princess Victoria Melita of Hesse he not only had the family against him, but the church as well.

Or why Grand Duchess Maria (Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) was against the marriage of her daughter Marie with the latter George V (aside from her hatred for the English).
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« Reply #86 on: March 04, 2019, 12:01:49 PM »

Lord Louis Mountbatten liked Grand Duchess Marie Nikolaevna of Russia. Lord Louis wrote "I was determined to marry her. You could not imagine anyone more beautiful than she was!"     
http://www.theromanovfami...aria-nikolaevna-of-russia

Interesting piece,  thank you
     
 
Principessa, Thank you.   
Lord Louis would not have been allowed to wed Grand Duchess Marie because they were first cousins.

I have heard before that especially the Romanovs had a policy of forbidding marriages between 1st cousins. But based on heard stories and such they weren't always faithfully to this.

For example:
Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia was the 4th daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia and Duchess Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg. She married her first cousin Crown Prince Wilhelm who eventually became King Wilhelm I of Württemberg in 1816.

Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna of Russia was the eighth child and sixth daughter of Paul I of Russia and Empress Maria Feodorovna (born Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg). She married the Prince of Orange, who would later become King Willem II of the Netherlands. Anna's son prince Willem, who would become King Willem III, married his 1st cousin princess Sophie of Württemberg (as his 1st wife). Sophie was the daughter of King Wilhelm I of Württemberg and Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia.



It wasn't the Romanovs themselves, who forbade 1st cousin marriages. It's the (Russian) Orthodox Church which forbads it.

Thank you for the correction!

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I can remember there was a story with regard to Catharine Pavlova, apparently she was opposed to a specific marriage and used the argument of being 1st cousins/ too closely related. But eventually her daughter Sophie was married off to a 1st cousin (many years after Catharina death, but still)
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« Reply #87 on: April 20, 2019, 03:46:21 AM »

Lord Louis Mountbatten: 1945 statements   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9MElLK5qMs
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« Reply #88 on: April 22, 2019, 01:51:50 AM »

Lord Louis Mountbatten: 1945 statements   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9MElLK5qMs
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« Reply #89 on: June 29, 2019, 03:11:13 AM »

Prince Charles' aristocrat goddaughter India Hicks is closing down her eponymous luxury lifestyle brand after 'facing a few hurdles'

https://www.dailymail.co....brand-facing-hurdles.html

I never bought anything, but some of her stuff looked nice. I think it is (or was) a multi level marketing business? I’m sure she’ll be fine, just hope the women who are “ambassadors” don’t get screwed over by the shutdown.

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